Cutler Bay Girls, Belen Jesuit Boys Win Belen Jesuit Invitational; SOFLO Swimmers Shine, Break Meet Records


MIAMI, October 15, 2022—Cutler Bay girls and host Miami Belen Jesuit boys won the the team titles at the Belen Jesuit Invitational Friday at Gian Zumpano Aquatic Center.

Cutler Bay swept all three relays and won seven individual events to total 175 points. Gulliver Prep was runner-up with 104.

All seven individual events were won by South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.

Maddie Smutny and Olivia Dinehart were double winners for Cutler Bay.

Smutny won the 200-yard freestyle in a meet record 1:55.22 and 500-yard freestyle in a meet record 5:06.48.

Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley in a meet record 2:07.92 and 100-yard breaststroke in 1:06.29, also a meet record.

Other Cutler Bay individual winners were: Katelyn Gembicki, 50-yard freestyle, meet record 25.11; Natalie Gembicki, 100-yard freestyle, 53.76, meet record; and Elena Dinehart, 100-yard backstroke, 58.89, meet record.

Belen Jesuit, led by individual winner Ernie Cabrera and two relay wins, won the boys title with 127.5 points. Ransom Everglades was second with 77.

SOFLO’s Jaden Amores of Cutler Bay won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.10.

Indiana University commit Dylan Smiley of Miami Country Day was a double winner in the 200-yard freestyle in a meet record 1:46.51 and 100-yard backstroke in 54.50, another meet record.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

  1. Cutler Bay 175, 2. Gulliver Prep 104, 3. tie, Ransom Everglades, Carrollton, 59, 5. Archbishop McCarthy 34, 6. Miami Country Day 28, 7. tie, Terra, Our Lady of Lourdes 20, 9. Immaculata-LaSalle 17, 10. Westminster Christian 2.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:49.94, meet record, 2. Gulliver Prep 1:53.56, meet record, 3. Carrollton 2:00.38.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddie Smutny, CB 1:55.22, meet record, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 1:56.45, meet record, 3. Corina Wong, OLL 2:00.18, meet record, 4. Izzy Wilson, CAR 2:01.25, meet record.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:07.92, meet record, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 2:10.70, meet record, 3. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:14.52, meet record.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.11, meet record, 2. Cassandra Kraft, GP 25.33, meet record, 3. Makalia Blanchard, ABM 26.41.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Kiera Rampersad, RANS 57.65, meet record, 2. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.27, meet record, 3. Hannah Webb, MCD 1:00.29, meet record.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Natalie Gembicki, CB 53.76, meet record, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 55.88, meet record, 3. Cassandra Kraft. GP 56.53.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 5:06.48, meet record, 2. Izzy Wilson, CAR 5:15.05, meet record, 3. Corina Wong, OLL 5:21.59, 4. Jenesys Amores, CB 5:26.60.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:45.75, meet record, 2. Gulliver Prep 1:48.04, 3. Miami Country Day 1:51.61.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Elena Dinehart, CB 58.89, meet record, 2. Giovanna Musiello, GP 1:00.64, meet record, 3. Jenesys Amores, CB 1:04.26, meet record.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 1:06.29, meet record, 2. Kiera Rampesad, RANS 1:08.59, meet record, 3. Reese Rosenthal, GP 1:10.28, meet record.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Cutler Bay A 3:37.10, meet record, 2. Gulliver Prep 3:48.74, 3. Carrollton 3:53.39.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

  1. Belen Jesuit 127.5, 2. Ransom Everglades 77, 3. Gulliver Prep 72, 4. Columbus 48, 5. Cutler Bay 45, 6. Miami Country Day 29.5, 7. Terra 29, 8. Immaculata-La Salle 27.

BOYS RESULTS

200-yard medley relay: 1. Gulliver Prep 1:46.80, 2. Belen Jesuit 1:47.94, 3. Columbus 1:49.53.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 1:46.51, meet record, 2. Jonathan Lozano, MATR 1:50.51, meet record, 3. Lucas Franchak, ILAS 1:55.44, meet record.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Jaden Amores, CB 2:05.10, 2. Pablo Lopez Franco, ILAS 2:06.61, 3. Juanfra Gudino, GP 2:07.12.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Mario Solorzano, WC 22.70, meet record, 2. Daniel Preston, GP 23.34, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 23.62.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Nohan Gomez, RANS 54.79, meet record, 2. Jaden Amores, CB 55.04, meet record, 3. Lucas Franchak, ILAS 56.156, meet record.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Ernie Cabrera, BJ 51.03, 2. Jose Morales, BJ 52.27, 3. Victor Perez, RANS 52.78.

500-yard freestyle: 1. Jonathan Lozano, MATR 4:57.23, meet record, 2. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 5:05.51, 3. Santiago Lozano, RP 5:07.46.

200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Belen Jesuit A 1:35.05, 2. Ransom 1:35.17, 3. Belen Jesuit B 1:38.38.

100-yard backstroke: 1. Dylan Smiley, MCD 54.50, meet record, 2. Nohan Gomez, RANS 57.73, meet record, 3. Nathaniel Garrick, ABM 58.10, meet record.

100-yard breaststroke: 1. Juanfra Gudino, GP 1:04.56, 2. Michael Grenier, CC 1:05.85, 3. Anthony Lander, TERR 1:07.16.

400-yard freestyle relay: 1. Belen Jesuit 3:28.44, 2. Gulliver Prep 3:29.95, 3. Ransom 3:31.08.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Dominate Weather-Abbreviated GMAC Swimming And Diving Championships


By Sharon Robb
MIAMI, October 14, 2022–Mother Nature put a damper on the GMAC Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday at Miami-Dade North, but not before Cutler Bay girls swim team left a lasting impression.

Meet officials were forced to end the meet after the boys’ 100-yard freestyle event because of lightning.

Cutler Bay got off to a good start winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:50.93 with Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny and Natalie Gembicki. All four train with South Florida Aquatic Club.

In an exciting race among teammates, Smutny also won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:57.58 and Natalie Gembicki was close behind in second in 1:57.88.

Olivia Dinehart won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.33 and Sophia Grubbs, also of SOFLO, was third in 2:15.93.

Sisters Natalie and Katelyn Gembicki finished one-two in the 100-yard freestyle in 54.00 and 56.96 respectively.

Katelyn Gembicki was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 25.63 and Elena Dinehart was second in the 100-yard butterfly in 59.05.

Cutler Bay’s boys 200-yard medley relay was fourth in 1:46.52 with Austin Nelson, Nicolai Ross, Jaden Amores and Nicholas Pelaez.

The meet served as a tuneup for the upcoming districts.

GIRLS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Cutler Bay 1:50.93 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddy Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 2. Braddock 1:58.95, 3. Ferguson 2:04.13.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Maddy Smutny, CB 1:57.58, 2. Natalie Gembicki, CB 1:57.88, 3. Emily Franco, TI 2:03.73, 5. Lydia Smutny, CB 2:02.49.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Olivia Dinehart, CB 2:08.33, 2. Paola Gonzalez, BRAD 2:08.42, 3. Sophia Grubbs, CB 2:15.93, 6. Elise Dinehart, CB 2:23.58.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Sofia Jorge, FERG 24.52, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 25.63, 3. Luna Balzano, MB 26.04.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Sofia Jorge, FERG 57.73, 2. Elena Dinehart, CB 59.05, 3. Casey Perez, HG 1:00.79, 8. Lydia Smutny, CB 1:05.58.

100-yard freestyle: 1. Natalie Gembicki, CB 54.00, 2. Katelyn Gembicki, CB 56.96, 3. Sofia Abril, CG 58.58.

BOYS RESULTS
200-yard medley relay: 1. Braddock 1:36.64 (Dylan Ferguson, George Gonzalez, Anthony Pineiro, Juan Abella), 2. Miami Beach 1:38.13, 3. Mast 1:45.89, 4. Cutler Bay (Austin Nelson, Nicolai Ross, Jaden Amores, Nicholas Pelaez) 1:46.52.

200-yard freestyle: 1. Marcelo Mansur, BRAD 1:43.87, 2. Tomas Fermin, MB 1:47.97, 3. Julian Lezcano, FERG 1:50.80, 5. Ivan Grass, MP 1:48.91, 7. Nicolai Ross, CB 1:53.00, 9. Nicholas Pelaez, CB 1:56.69.

200-yard individual medley: 1. Michael Baltodano, MB 2:01.19, 2. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, CR 2:03.35, 3. Robert Alvarez, BRAD 2:03.34.

50-yard freestyle: 1. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, MB 21.53, 2. Peyton Selts, MP 23.01, 3. Michael McKenzie, MS 23.49.

100-yard butterfly: 1. Anthony Pineiro, BRAD 51.06, 2. Michael Baltodano, MB 51.80, 3. Gabriel Martinez, MAST 53.56, 7. Jaden Amores, CB 55.78.

100-yard freestyle: 1. George Gonzalez, BRAD 46.59, 2. Marcoaurelio Lopez-Casula, MB 47.23, 3. Juan Abella, BRAD 49.54.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Olivia Dinehart, Juan Vallmitjana Lead SOFLO In Final Session Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 2, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club finished up a solid weekend of racing at Session Five of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Olivia Dinehart, 17, and Juan Vallmitjana, 13, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 100-yard individual medley in 1:00.55 and 500-yard freestyle in 5:16.56. She finished with three firsts, one third and one sixth place.

Vallmitjana won the 200-yard individual medley in a best time 2:04.93, dropping 3.92 seconds off his previous best, and 500-yard freestyle in 4:46.19. He was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:04.18, dropping 5.79. He finished with three wins, three seconds and one third place.

Other SOFLO winners were:
Elena Dinehart, 17, 200-yard butterfly, 2:10.17.
Maddie Smutny, 17, 500-yard freestyle, 5:06.16.
Julio Horrego, 23, 100-yard individual medley, 49.93.
Ricardo Roche, 22, 500-yard freestyle, 4:49.43.

In one of the more exciting races, Roche outlasted teammate Manuel Melendez in the 500-yard freestyle, 4:49.43-4:50.93.

Among some of the more impressive time drops were:
Sarah Vasquez, 200 butterfly, 7.45 drop.
Joshua Menezes, 200 butterfly, 16.98.
Mason Jimenez, 200 butterfly, 7.81.
Connor Jimenez, 200 butterfly, 10.89.
Abraham Penaloza, 200 butterfly, 4.33.
Luciano Gonzalez, 100 IM, 6.30.
Manuel Melendez, 500 freestyle, 20.42.
Felix Gonzalez, 500 freestyle, 5.44.

SOFLO had 174 (91 girls and 83 boys), from 10-and-unders to 15-and-overs compete in 879 individual events.

Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field were Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club and Speed World Swimming. It was one of the most competitive fields assembled for the meet.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:05.21, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:13.59, 3. Lydia Smutny, SOFLO 2:23.03; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 2:24.10, 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:26.07, time drop 7.45, 7. Sofia Lugo 2:27.15, 9. Tania Mantilla 2:28.76.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.17, 2. Samira Zambrano, MWA 2:10.58, 3. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 2:11.66; SOFLO: 4. Gabriella DeLuna 2:13.84, 5. Natalie Gembicki 2:13.94, 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:14.16, 8. Ana Villamil 2:16.90, time drop 1.30, 9. Sophia Grubbs 2:19.60, 10. Gabriela Avila 2:21.91.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:09.12, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:13.56, 3. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:19.13; SOFLO: 6. Lydia Smutny 2:26.43, 10. Elise Dinehart 2:28.24.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:10.69, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:12.22, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:14.38; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:14.16, 5. Gabriella DeLuna 2:15.98, 6. Natalie Gembicki 2:17.34, 7. Sophia Grubbs 2:17.69, 9. Mariann Catalasan 2:21.25, 10. Izzy Wilson 2:24.15.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Ava Wolfe, MWA 1:06.73, 2. Sara Mendoza, MWA 1:07.73, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 1:07.98, time drop 0.15; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 1:08.91, time drop 2.33, 5. Amanda Grubbs 1:09.10, 6. Tania Mantilla 1:09.18, 9. Elise Dinehart 1:10.40, 10. Ainsley Miller 1:10.76.
15-and-over, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:00.55, 2. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 1:00.68, 3. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 1:02.39; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Grubbs 1:03.07, 5. Maddie Smutny 1:03.33, 6. Elena Dinehart 1:03.57, 8. Sofia Hernandez 1:07.26, time drop 2.16, 9. Sabrina Osorio 1:07.75.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 5:02.05, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 5:18.54, 3. Carley Kaplan, UN 5:27.75; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 5:34.82, 7. Elise Dinehart 5:38.53, 8. Tania Mantilla 5:39.29, 9. Lydia Smutny 5:42.14.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 5:06.16, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 5:15.45, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 5:16.56; SOFLO: 4. Izzy Wilson 5:17.08, 5. Gabriella DeLuna 5:18.30, 7. Elena Dinehart 5:22.28, 9. Ana Villamil, 5:33.27, time drop 8.02, 10. Mariann Catalasan 5:34.27.

BOY
200-yard butterfly:

13-14, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 2:02.10, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.18, time drop 5.79, 3. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 2:10.80; SOFLO: 4. Joshua Menezes 2:15.15, time drop 16.98, 6. Mason Jimenez 2:19.22, time drop 7.81, 8. Connor Jimenez 2:20.38, time drop 10.89, 9. Abraham Penaloza 2:22.63, time drop 4.33.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:53.37, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:54.78, 3. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:58.64; SOFLO: 5. Wisthon Rendon 1:59.28, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.98, 10. Javier Colmenares 2:02.75.

200-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.93, time drop 3.92, 2. Jesus Linares, MAC 2:10.93, 3. Mason Jimenez, SOFLO 2:13.11, time drop 2.31; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:14.49, time drop 3.65, 5. Joshua Menezes 2:15.19, time drop 0.73, 8. Maximiliano Remmele 2:16.32, time drop 1.60, 10. Abraham Penaloza 2:19.46, time drop 3.30.
15-and-over, 1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 1:56.76, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:58.22, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:58.27; SOFLO: 6. Wisthon Rendon 2:00.96.

100-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Jesus Linares, MAC 1:01.05, 2. Jorvir Tigrero, HSC 1:01.22, 3. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 1:02.25; SOFLO: 7. Justin Campos 1:05.77, time drop 4.72, 10. Kenny Paas 1:06.82, time drop 3.08.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 49.93, 2. Luciano Gonzalez, SOFLO 51.71, time drop 6.30, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 53.43, time drop 1.52; SOFLO: 6. Ricardo Roche 54.42, 7. Stephen Kim 55.94, 9. Alejandro Mateus 57.14, 10. Zackary Harris 57.74.

500-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:46.19, 2. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 4:59.87, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 5:03.28; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 5:12.85, 5. Maximiliano Remmele 5:28.30, time drop 0.72, 6. Connor Jimenez 5:29.61, time drop 0.45, 7. Joshua Menezes 5:30.68, time drop 3.17, 8. Ryan Harries 5:30.93, time drop 4.53.
15-and-over, 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:49.43, 2. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 4:50.93, time drop 20.42, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, UN 4:51.01; SOFLO: 6. Felix Gonzalez 4:52.70, time drop 5.44, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 4:56.63, 9. Wisthon Rendon 4:57.01, 10. Javier Colmenares 5:00.58.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Elena Dinehart, Julio Horrego Lead SOFLO At Session Three Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, October 1, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers finished out the day on a successful note at Session Three of the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

Elena Dinehart, 17, and Julio Horrego, 23, were double winners.

Dinehart won the 15-and-over 200-yard backstroke in 2:07.67 and 400-yard individual medley in 4:40.60.

Horrego, a 2020 Honduran Olympian, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:58.54 and 100-yard freestyle in 45.68.

Other SOFLO winners were:
Juan Vallmitjana, 13, in the 400-yard individual medley in a best time 4:19.31, dropping 9.56 seconds off his previous best. He was also second in the 200-yard backstroke in a best time 2:04.84, dropping 9.30 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:24.46, dropping 8.36. He dropped a total of 26.22 seconds in three events.

Ricardo Roche, 22, won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:51.92.

Ana Villamil, 17, won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:30.28. She also had a 4.25 drop in her 200 backstroke.

Maddie Smutny, 17, won the 100-yard freestyle in 53.87.

Several SOFLO swimmers had impressive time drops including Sarah Bedoya, 200 backstroke, 5.24; Sofia Lugo, 400 IM, 4.03; Maximiliano Remmele, 200 backstroke, 10.59, 200 breaststroke, 12.87 and 400 IM 13.41; Connor Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 12.15 and 200 breaststroke, 8.95; Mason Jimenez, 200 backstroke, 14.57, 200 breaststroke, 8.92 and 400 IM 19.70; Abraham Penaloza, 200 breaststroke, 7.84; Ryan Harries, 200 breaststroke, 9.16; and Joshua Menezes, 400 IM, 5.55

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with two sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events.

Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team, Hialeah Swim Club and Speed World Swimming. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:12.59, 2. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:16.37, 3. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:19.40; SOFLO: 4. Sarah Bedoya 2:21.22, time drop 5.24, 5. Lydia Smutny 2:24.38, time drop 0.47, 6. Sarah Vasquez 2:24.69, 7. Sofia Lugo 2:24.78, 10. Amelie Bicerne 2:27.75.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:07.67, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:10.96, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:15.21; SOFLO: 4. Maddie Smutny 2:15.91, 5. Ana Villamil 2:16.16, time drop 4.25, 6. Mariann Catalasan 2:16.52, 7. Natalie Gembicki 2:17.69, 8. Katelyn Gembicki 2:19.83, 10. Izzy Wilson 2:21.45.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 2:24.19, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 2:26.76, 3. Andrea Viera, MAC 2:40.49; SOFLO: 4. Carley Kaplan, UN 2:41.07, 6. Elise Dinehart 2:47.58, 8. Ainsley Miller 2:49.20.
15-and-over, 1. Ana Villamil, SOFLO 2:30.28, 2. Paola Negrin, MAC 2:30.78, 3. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 2:31.01; SOFLO: 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:33.35, 5. Natalie Gembicki 2:36.35, 7. Elena Dinehart 2:41.22, 8. Maddie Smutny 2:42.68.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Christina Paschal, PC 56.14, 2. Marley Tyner, PC 58.23, 3. Ava Wolfe, MWA 58.42; SOFLO: 4. Genesis Escobar 58.51, 6. Amanda Grubbs 58.87, 7. Mikhel Martin 58.88, time drop 3.03, 9. Tania Miller 1:00.03, 10. Lydia Smutny 1:00.58.
15-and-over, 1. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 53.87, 2. Natalie Gembicki, SOFLO 54.73, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 55.05; SOFLO: 6. Izzy Wilson 59.43, 7. Katelyn Gembicki 59.69, 10. Judith-Alison Natino, 1:01.78, time drop 0.12.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 4:30.67, 2. Isabel Viera, MAC 4:41.78, 3. Sarah Vasquez, SOFLO 4:58.48; SOFLO: 4. Lydia Smutny 5:04.66, 5. Sofia Lugo 5:10.21, time drop 4.03, 6. Elise Dinehart 5:11.97, 7. Amanda Grubbs 5:13.45, 8. Tania Mantilla 5:15.18.
15-and-over, 1. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 4:40.60, 2. Gabriella DeLuna, SOFLO 4:42.29, 3. Paola Negrin, MAC 4:42.52; SOFLO: 4. Ana Villamil 4:45.70, time drop 2.18, 5. Maddie Smutny 4:49.45, 7. Natalie Gembicki 4:53.46, 8. Mariann Catalasan 4:54.85, time drop 1.95, 9. Izzy Wilson 4:58.70.

BOYS
200-yard backstroke:

13-14, 1. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 2:00.68, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:04.84, time drop 9.30, 3. Maximiliano Remmele, SOFLO 2:05.64, time drop 10.59; SOFLO: 4. Connor Jimenez 2:10.64, time drop 12.15, 5. Mason Jimenez 2:12.38, time drop 14.57, 6. Nicolai Ross 2:13.07, 8. Aleksander Chaussky 2:18.52, 10. Joshua Menezes 2:19.50, time drop 3.56.
15-and-over: 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 1:51.92, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 1:52.90, 3. Dario Martin, OSC 1:55.05; SOFLO: 4. Wisthon Rendon 1:56.99, 6. Austin Nelson 2:00.03, 8. Alejandro Mateus 2:00.89, 9. Jaden Amores 2:01.47, time drop 1.58.

200-yard breaststroke:
13-14, 1. Jake Jones, PC 2:16.09, 2. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 2:24.46, time drop 8.36, 3. Abraham Penaloza, SOFLO 2:25.07, time drop 7.84; SOFLO: 4. Mason Jimenez 2:27.36, time drop 8.92, 5. Nicolai Ross 2:30.32, 7. Joshua Menezes 2:32.40, 8. Ryan Harries 2:33.30, time drop 9.16, 9. Maximiliano Remmele 2:33.31, time drop 12.87, 10. Connor Jimenez 2:33.93, time drop 8.95.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 1:58.54, 2. Nikita Efimova, OSC 2:10.83, 3. Manuel Melendez, SOFLO 2:11.86, time drop 0.36; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 2:13.77.

100-yard freestyle:
13-14, 1. Nicolas Kokidko, MAC 50.95, 2. Jorvir Tigrero, HSC 51.97, 3. Carlos Viada-Coroba, MAC 52.42; SOFLO: 4. Nicolai Ross 53.12, 9. Aleksander Chaussky 56.22, time drop 0.37.
15-and-over, 1. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 45.68, 2. Agustin Rodriguez, UN 48.29, 3. Luis Salazar, HSC 48.89; SOFLO: 4. Luciano Gonzalez 49.73, 5. Manuel Melendez 49.95, 8. Alejandro Mateus 51.23, time drop 0.13, 9. Austin Nelson 51.37, 10. Luca Hincapie 51.45, time drop 1.37.

400-yard individual medley:
13-14, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 4:19.31, time drop 9.56, 2. Jake Jone, PC 4:33.54, 3. Nicolai Ross, SOFLO 4:36.59; SOFLO: 5. Mason Jimenez 4:41.11, time drop 19.70, 6. Maximiliano Remmele 4:41.51, time drop 13.41, 7. Connor Jimenez 4:46.05, time drop 21.54, 8. Joshua Menezes 4:46.34, time drop 5.55.
15-and-over, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 4:06.70, 2. Nikita Efimov, OSC 4:09.75, 3. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 4:11.37; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 4:21.08, 8. Felix Gonzalez 4:25.05.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Girls Sweep Distance Event On Opening Day Of SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge


By Sharon Robb
PEMBROKE PINES, September 30, 2022–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening night action at the SOFLO Distance IMX/IMR TYR Challenge Friday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO girls swept the top three spots in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

Auburn University-commit Olivia Dinehart, 17, won the distance event in 17 minutes, 38.77 seconds. Teammates Maddy Smutny, 17, was second in 17:48.82 and Elena Dinehart, 17, was third in 17:59.96.

Juan Vallmitjana, 13, was SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher placing third in a best time 16:19.12, dropping 25.39 from his previous best of 16:44.51.

SOFLO teammate Felix Gonzalez, 15, was fourth in 16:47.64, also a best time dropping 3.02 seconds. His previous best was 16:50.66.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, again with two sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Warm-up is 7:30 a.m.

SOFLO heads the field with 174 (91 girls and 83 boys) swimmers in 879 individual events. Among other Florida Gold Coast teams in the field are Pine Crest, Metro Aquatics, Plantation Swim Team, Midtown Weston, Olympus Swim Club, North Miami Swim Team and Hialeah Swim Club. It is one of the most competitive fields ever assembled for the meet.

Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are available for free online at http://www.soflomeets.info/IMX and Meet Mobile.

Meet title and club sponsor TYR SOFLO is an American designer, developer and manufacturer of recreational and competitive swimwear, caps, goggles, triathlon gear and accessories and one of the nation’s top companies. TYR, created by athletes, is named for the Norse god of warriors in Germanic mythology. The company’s mission statement is starting from, powered by and made for athletes, we strive to create and re-imagine technologies that enhance experience and performance at every level.

FRIDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:38.77, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 17:48.82, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 17:59.96; SOFLO: 5. Natalie Gembicki 18:11.78, 6. Izzy Wilson 18:17.64, 9. Sarah Vasquez 18:41.96.

BOYS
1,650-yard freestyle:

  1. Ricardo Alvarez, MAC 16:08.44, 2. Dylan Ferguson, MAC 16:13.53, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 16:19.12, time drop 25.39; SOFLO: 4. Felix Gonzalez 16:47.64, time drop 3.02, 7. Jaden Amores 17:10.19, 8. Hashan Ekanayake 17:12.89, 9. Ivan Grass 17:13.31.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Podkoscielny, Crooks, Winkler Top FGC Finishers On Day Two Of USA Swimming Futures Championship


By Sharon Robb
CARY, N.C., July 28, 2022—It was another fast night of swimming at the USA Swimming Futures Championship Thursday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher was its women’s 800-meter freestyle relay, placing 14th in 8:39.90 with Elena Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki and Olivia Dinehart. SOFLO women are 16th among 52 teams.

Other Thursday SOFLO results:
Javier Colmenares, 16, 100 breaststroke time trial, 3. 1:07.43.
Elena Dinehart, 17, 100 backstroke, 26. 1:05.80, prelims; 25. 1:05.09.
Natalie Gembicki, 17, 100 freestyle, 102. 1:00.86.
Alex Golding, 18, 100 backstroke time trials, 1. 1:02.18; 400 IM, 48. 4:46.90.
Sophia Grubbs, 17, 100 freestyle time trial 1:03.38.
Ricardo Roche, 22, 100 backstroke, 18. 58.71, 0.95 drop.
Rafael Rodriguez, 20, 100 freestyle, 97. 54.40.
Mallory Schleicher, 18, 400 IM, 28. 5:07.91 prelims; 25. 4:45.92, finals.
Izzy Wilson, 15, 100 freestyle time trial, 1:03.61.

SOFLO has thirteen swimmers (seven girls and six boys) competing in 48 individual events and one relay.

Among Florida Gold Coast swimmer highlights:

Julia Podkoscielny, 17, prepping for next month’s Junior Pan Pacs, won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:46.37. She was second fastest in prelims in 4:52.36. In an exciting 100 meter backstroke race, she finished second in 1:02.31, dropping 1.10. Lily Cleason, 17, of Club Wolverine won in 1:02.25. Podkoscielny was third fastest in 1:03.18, dropping 0.23. Pine Crest Swimming is eighth among women’s teams with 37 points, all scored by Podkoscielny.

Jillian Crooks, 16, of TS Aquatics was second in the 100-meter freestyle in 56.56, dropping 0.29 seconds. Addison Sauickie, 16, of Sarasota Sharks won in 55.66.

Kaii Winkler, 16, of Eagle Aquatics was third in the 100-meter freestyle in 49.75. Macguire McDuff, 19, of Bolles won in 49.06 and Michael Cotter, 19, of TAC Titans was second in 49.65.

The Futures Championship is designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior Nationals or National Championships, and open to swimmers of all ages who have time standards. The seventh edition of Futures is one of five around the nation.

Swimmers from the following LSCs are eligible to compete including Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, Southeastern, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana.

THURSDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. TAC Titans 596, 2. Sarasota Sharks 382, 3. Club Wolverine 285.5, 4. Bolles 268, 5. Chattahoochee Gold 124, 13. TS Aquatics 43, 16. Pine Crest Swimming, 22. Eagle Aquatics 28, 32. SOFLO 15, 36. Treasure Coast 11, 36. Miami Country Day 11, 39. Metro Aquatics 7, 45. Midtown Weston 4.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. TAC Titans 339, 2. Bolles 229, 3. Sarasota Sharks 111, 4. Club Wolverine 101, 5. Dynamo 53, 13. Eagle Aquatics 28, 14. TS Aquatics 26, 27. Miami Country Day 11.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota Sharks 271, 2. TAC Titans 257, 3. Club Wolverine 184.5, 4. Chattahoochee Gold 112, 5. Blue Dolfins 76.5, 8. Pine Crest Swimming 37, 15. TS Aquatics 17, 16. SOFLO 15, 24. Treasure Coast 11, 25. Metro Aquatics 7, 33. Midtown Weston 4.

WOMEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Addison Sauickie, SYS 55.66, 2. Jillian Crooks, TS Aquatics 56.56, 3. Meredith Whelehan, TAC 56.92; FGC: 18. Gioia Balzano, EA 58.06.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest Swimming 4:46.37, 2. Hannah Bellard, CW 4:47.67, 3. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:48.13; SOFLO: 25. Mallory Schleicher 4:58.92, time drop 0.13; FGC: 26. Riley Botting, PC 5:00.19.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Lily Cleason, CW 1:02.25, 2. Julia Podkoscielny, PCS 1:02.31, time drop 1.10, 3. Taylor Morris, TAC 1:02.90; SOFLO: 25. Elena Dinehart 1:05.09.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Sarasota Sharks A 8:10.77, 2. TAC Titans 8:17.61, 3. Club Wolverine 8:22.57, 14. SOFLO 8:39.90 (Elena Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki, Olivia Dinehart).

MEN
100-meter freestyle: 1. Macguire McDuff, Bolles 49.06, 2. Michael Cotter, TAC 49.65, 3. Kaii Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 49.75, 25. Dylan Smiley, MCDA 52.14, 27. Finn Winkler, Eagle Aquatics 52.75.

400-meter individual medley: 1. Michael Mullen, Bolles 4:21.50, 2. Lance Norris, TAC 4:22.59, 3. Amadeusz Knop, SYS 4:26.16.

100-meter backstroke: 1. Matthew Menke, HA 55.50, 2. Derek Maas, MLA 56.32, 3. Braeden Haughey, TAC 56.82; FGC: 14. Kaii Winkler, EA 58.76, 21. Finn Winkler, EA 59.09.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. TAC Titans A 7:27.72, 2. Bolles 7:36.93, 3. TAC Titans B 7:37.74, 10. TS Aquatics 7:51.48.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Begin Competing Wednesday At USA Swimming Futures Championship


By Sharon Robb
CARY, N.C., July 26, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be among a talented field when the USA Swimming Futures Championship begins Wednesday at Triangle Aquatic Center.

The Futures Championship is designed as an intermediate step between Sectional Championships and Junior Nationals or National Championships, and open to swimmers of all ages who have time standards.

SOFLO’s talented contingent includes Javier Colmenares, 16; Elena Dinehart, 17; Olivia Dinehart, 17; Natalie Gembicki, 17; Alex Golding, 18; Sophia Grubbs, 17; Austin Nelson, 16; Wisthon Rendon, 18; Ricardo Roche, 22; Rafael Rodriguez, 20; Mallory Schleicher, 18; Maddie Smutny, 17; and Izzy Wilson, 15.

SOFLO swimmers (seven girls and six boys) will compete in 48 individual events and one relay.

Other notable swimmers competing are: Julia Podkoscielny of Pine Crest Swimming; Kaii Winkler of Eagle Aquatics; Heidi Smithwick, Jupiter Dragons; Addison Sauickie and Gracie Weyant of Sarasota Sharks; Jillian Crooks of TS Aquatics; Hannah Bellard of Club Wolverine; Davidson Vincent of Azura; and Lismar Lyon of Midtown Weston

Podkoscielny, 17, seeded first in the 400 IM (4:43.57) and 200 backstroke (2:12.42) is prepping for Junior Pan Pacs.

The seventh edition of Futures is one of five around the nation. In previous years, there were four hosting sites for four designated regions. The Board of Directors added another site and adjusted the boundary map to accommodate the fifth region.

Swimmers from the following LSCs are eligible to compete including Florida Gold Coast, Florida Swimming, Southeastern, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Indiana.

The other Futures sites are Geneva, Ohio; Minneapolis; College Station, Tex. and Santa Clara, Calif. The meets are capped at 800 swimmers.

Wednesday events are men’s and women’s 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter butterfly, 800-meter freestyle and 1500-meter freestyle. The 800, 1500 and all relays are timed final events. Prelims are 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m.

ELSEWHERE
Stanford-bound Josh Zuchowski of FAST is competing in this week’s U.S. Summer Nationals in Irvine, Calif. The meet, which began Tuesday, is a lead-up to the Junior Pac Pacific Championships in Hawaii in August for him. He is entered in the 100 and 200 backstrokes, 100 butterfly and 200 IM. He is coming off last week’s FGC Senior Championships. In Tuesday morning’s prelims, Erika Pelaez, 16, of Eagle Aquatics turned in a 54.65 lifetime best in the 100-meter freestyle prelims of U.S. Nationals to move from No. 38 to seventh in the 15-16 year-old rankings.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Captures Girls Team Title, Runner-up In Combined; Wilson, Dinehart Sisters, Relays Shine At Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, July 10, 2022—South Florida Aquatic Club kicked off the championship season in style at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

On Sunday, SOFLO girls captured the girls team title and finished runner-up in the combined team standings.

SOFLO won the girls’ team title with 517.5 points ahead of Planet Swim Aquatics (428) and Azura Florida Aquatics (326.5).

Azura won the combined team title with 1,020 ahead of SOFLO with 833.5 and Academy Aquatic Club (599). Azura also won the boys’ team title with 693.5 and SOFLO was fourth (316).

Olivia Dinehart, 17, won her second event of the meet sweeping the breaststroke events. After winning the 100 in 1:12.79 earlier in the meet, she came back to win the 200 in 2:39.82 on the final night. She finished with 72 points.

Izzy Wilson, 15 was third in the 1500-meter freestyle in 17:49.12, her best finish of the meet.

Elena Dinehart, 17, was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:23.17. She finished with 52 points.

The Dinehart sisters were also members of the second place 400-meter medley relay team with Maddie Smutny and Natalie Gembicki that finished in 4:26.55. SOFLO’s B relay was sixth in 4:33.62 with Mallory Schleicher, Sophia Grubbs, Gabriella DeLuna and Michelle Marinheiro.

Roche, 22, was the top boys’ finisher placing fourth in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:13.73. He was also a member of the boys’ 400-meter medley relay that was fourth in 4:03.08 with Javier Colmenares, Wisthon Rendon and Alex Golding.

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won two more events in the 100-meter freestyle in 57.93 and 200-meter backstroke in 2:19.85. The U.S. junior national team member won all six of her events. She finished with 120 of her girls team’s 136 points.

SOFLO had 29 swimmers (16 girls and 13 boys) compete in 131 individual events (77 girls and 54 boys) and 10 relays.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,020, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 833.5, 3. Academy Aquatic Club 599, 4. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 581, 5. Planet Swim Aquatics 537, 6. Sarasota Tsunami 444, 7. Golden Panther Aquatics 261, 8. FAST 260.5, 9. Eagle Aquatics 250, 10. Pine Crest Swimming 244.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 693.5, 2. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 406, 3. Academy Aquatic Club 385, 4. SOFLO 316, 5. Sarasota Tsunami 251.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 517.5, 2. Planet Swim Aquatics 428, 3. Azura Florida Aquatics 326.5, 4. Golden Panther Aquatics 261, 5. Academy Aquatic Club 214.

WOMEN
400-meter medley relay: 1. Planet Swim Aquatics 4:24.14, 2. SOFLO A 4:26.55 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Maddie Smutny, Natalie Gembicki), 3. Azura A 4:29.31, 6. SOFLO B 4:33.62 (Mallory Schleicher, Sophia Grubbs, Gabriella DeLuna, Michelle Marinheiro).

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Mariana Cote, MWA 17:34.40, 2. Brynn Stoneburg, Treasure Coast 17:37.27, 3. Izzy Wilson, SOFLO 17:49.12.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 2:17.34, 2. Isabel Traba, CANE 2:20.72, 3. Sophia Diaz, MAC 2:22.41; SOFLO: 11. Gabriella DeLuna 2:26.50, 12. Michelle Marinheiro 2:26.56.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 57.93, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 58.41, 3. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 58.96; SOFLO: 17. Maddie Smutny 1:00.52, 23. Natalie Gembicki 1:00.78, 27. Mallory Schleicher 1:01.07.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:39.82, 2. Sophie Cox, BD 2:42.65, 3. Peyton Powell, STAR 2:42.99; SOFLO: 10. Mallory Schleicher 2:46.61, 12. Molly Golding, GSC 2:47.35, 19. Sophia Grubbs 2:50.71, 28. Mariann Catalasan 2:55.29, time drop 0.19, 33. Sally Golding 2:56.69.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:19.85, 2. Alexandra Stern, RATS 2:22.90, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:23.17; SOFLO: 18. Gabriella DeLuna 2:32.24.

MEN
400-meter medley relay: 1. St. Andrew’s 3:54.60, 2. Azura 3:54.65, 3. Sarasota Tsunami 4:02.95, 4. SOFLO A 4:03.08 (Ricardo Roche, Javier Colmenares, Wisthon Rendon, Alex Golding), 10. SOFLO B 4:09.16 (Aldo Zepeda, Manuel Melendez, Agustin Rodriguez, Austin Nelson).

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Philip Moldovanu, WOW 16:06.87, 2. Sauod Alshamroukh, Azura 16:38.74, 3. William Johnson, RATS 16:39.42.

200-meter butterfly: 1. Diego Balbi, SAS 2:05.86, 2. Mitchell Ledford, Treasure Coast 2:06.30, 3. Carlos Vasquez, TSA 2:08.66; SOFLO: 11. Wisthon Rendon 2:13.71.

100-meter freestyle: 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 50.47, 2. Zarek Wilson, TSA 51.61, 3. Rob Alexy, UN 51.93.

200-meter breaststroke: 1. Giulian Martin, CANE 2:21.13, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 2:28.55, 3. William Heary, SRQ 2:28.72; SOFLO: 10. Javier Colmenares 2:31.12, 22. Manuel Melendez 2:37.90, 32. Alexander Miller 2:43.68.

200-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:02.98, 2. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:09.90, 3. Mariano Sosa, Azura 2:10.17; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 2:13.73, 9. Austin Nelson 2:15.27, 23. Alex Golding 2:19.37.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Girls Continue To Lead; Maddie Smutny Top SOFLO Finisher On Day Three Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, July 9, 2022—For the second consecutive day, South Florida Aquatic Club leads the girls team standings at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO leads the 33-team girls field with 280 points followed by Planet Swim Aquatics with 262.5 and Azura Florida Aquatics with 181.5.

SOFLO is also second in the combined team standings with 441 points, behind Azura with 598. Azura also leads the men’s 32-team field with 416.5 points. SOFLO is fourth with 161.

Maddie Smutny, 17, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing second in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:23.98, dropping 0.74. University of Florida freshman Anna Auld, 19, won her third event of the meet in the 400 in 4:17.74, just a week after competing in open water at the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships. It was her third win. Auld has 76 points.

SOFLO teammate Elena Dinehart, 17, was fourth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:06.30.

Erika Pelaez, 15, of Eagle Aquatics won two more events in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:01.42 and 50-meter freestyle in 25.86. The U.S. junior national swim team member has won four events. She has scored all 80 points for the girls team which is 12th.

SOFLO also took fifth and sixth in the women’s 200-meter freestyle relay.

University of Florida commit Julia Podkoscielny, 17, of Pine Crest Swimming and U.S. junior national team, won her first event of the meet in the 200 IM in 2:16.45.

Stanford commit Josh Zuchowski, 18, of FAST won the 100-meter backstroke in 56.34 and was second in the 200 IM in 2:06.59. He also won the 50 backstroke in a best time 27.09 on opening day.

The four-day meet concludes on Sunday with prelims at 8 a.m., 1500-meter freestyle distance events 3:15 p.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SOFLO has 29 swimmers (16 girls and 13 boys) qualified in 131 individual events (77 girls and 54 boys) and 10 relays.

Some of the top teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatics, St. Petersburg Swimming, Treasure Coast Swimming, Flood Aquatics, Sarasota Tsunami, Pine Crest Swimming, Eagle Aquatics and Gulliver Swim Club.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 598, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 441, 3. Academy Aquatics 337, 4. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 336, 5. Planet Swim Aquatics 332.5, 6. Sarasota Tsunami 223, 7. FAST 221.5, 8. Pine Crest 186, 9. Eagle Aquatics 168, 10. Hurricane Aquatics 133.5.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 416.5, 2. Academy Aquatics 224, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 207, 4. SOFLO 161, 5. FAST 119.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 280, 2. Planet Swim Aquatics 262.5, 3. Azura 181.5, 4. Pine Crest 132, 5. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 129.

WOMEN
200-meter freestyle relay: 1. Planet Swim Aquatics 1:48.56, 2. Golden Panther Aquatics 1:50.17, 3. Academy Aquatic 1:50.17, 5. SOFLO A 1:51.09 (Ana Villamil, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Gaby Banks), 6. SOFLO B 1:52.77 (Natalie Gembicki, Mallory Schleicher, Katelyn Gembicki, Maddie Smutny).

100-meter backstroke: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:01.42, 2. Annie Wohlgemuth, PSA 1:05.84, 3. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 1:05.90; SOFLO: 4. Elena Dinehart 1:06.30, 28. Gabriella DeLuna 1:09.53.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:16.45, 2. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 2:17.63, 3. Anna Auld, SAS 2:19.96; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 2:24.05, 10. Olivia Dinehart 2:24.87, 22. Gabriella DeLuna 2:29.01.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 25.86, 2. Jacey Hilton, CANE 26.86, 3. Kelsie Campbell, GPS 27.00; SOFLO: 9. Gaby Banks 27.24, 25. Natalie Gembicki 27.71, time drop 0.43, 26. Ana Villamil 27.84, time drop 0.45.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, SAS 4:17.74, 2. Maddie Smutny, SOFLO 4:23.98, time drop 0.74, 3. Sumner Chmielewski, SRQ 4:24.11; SOFLO: 15. Izzy Wilson 4:36.45, 24. Olivia Dinehart 4:32.59, 26. Elena Dinehart 4:33.76.

MEN
200-meter freestyle relay: 1. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 1:35.61, 2. Azura A 1:36.06, 3. Azura B 1:38.56, 8. SOFLO A 1:41.36 (Alex Golding, Aldo Zepeda, Wisthon Rendon, Agustin Rodriguez), 13. SOFLO B 1:44.12 (Alexander Miller, Javier Colmenares, Alejandro Mateus, Enrique Rodriguez).

100-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 56.34, 2. Noah Smith, FAST 58.70, 3. Aitor Arrese-Igor, SAS 59.85; SOFLO: 7. Ricardo Roche 1:00.25, 12. Aldo Zepeda 1:01.04, time drop 1.39, 14. Wisthon Rendon 1:01.23, 26. Austin Nelson 1:02.15, time drop 1.36, 27. Alejandro Mateus 1:02.17.

200-meter individual medley: 1. Matheo Mateos, Azura 2:05.88, 2. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 2:06.59, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:07.46; SOFLO: 13. Ricardo Roche 2:14.37, 14. Javier Colmenares 2:14.39, 18. Alex Golding 2:15.46, 27. Alejandro Mateus 2:21.08, time drop 1.33.

50-meter freestyle: 1. Steven Aimable, Azura 23.28, 2. Maximilian zum Tobel, SAS 23.55, 3. Kaii Winkler, EA 23.58.

400-meter freestyle: 1. Dylan Felt, SFTL 3:59.65, 2. Ryan Warmbier, Unattached 4:02.23, 3. Joao Lapagesse, Academy Aquatic 4:03.33

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Auld, Campbell Shine; Horrego, Dinehart Sisters, Women’s Relay Top Finishers For Second Place SOFLO At Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb
PLANTATION, July 7, 2022—Two swimmers coming off the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships had plenty left in the tank Thursday at the Southern Zone South Sectional Championships at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

A week after competing in the 25K open water event in Budapest Hungary, Anna Auld, 19, of St. Andrew’s Aquatics won the 800-meter freestyle in 8:51.08, just 0.11 off her entry time.

In Hungary, the University of Florida freshman was the top American finisher in the 25K, placing seventh in 5:25:25.60, just two minutes off the leader. She was also 20th in the 5K in 1:00:57.20.

In the best men’s race of the evening, Jamaican Kito Campbell, 19, of Azura Florida Aquatics out-touched South Florida Aquatic Club’s Julio Horrego, 23, by 1/100ths of a second to win the 50-meter breaststroke 28.65-28.66. They were the only two swimmers to dip below 29 seconds among the 31-swimmer field. In Hungary, Campbell competed in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes.

In the men’s 800 freestyle, Philip Moldovanu, 19, of the Wahoos of Wellington won in 8:26.75 ahead of Swim Fort Lauderdale’s Dylan Felt in 8:29.21. SOFLO’s Enrique Rodriguez, 17, dropped 3.12 seconds off his 800 time in 8:46.77 to finish 13th.

South Florida Aquatic Club had three swimmers among the top three finishers in their events. In addition to Horrego, Elena Dinehart, 17, was third in the 50-meter backstroke in 31.39. Olivia Dinehart, 17, was third in the 50-meter breaststroke in 33.87.

SOFLO’s women’s 800-meter freestyle relay was third in 8:44.81 with Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Mallory Schleicher and Elena Dinehart.

SOFLO women and men’s teams are both second among 50 teams. Azura leads the men’s team standings and Planet Swim Aquatics lead the women’s.

On Friday and Saturday, prelims are 8 a.m. and finals 6 p.m. On Sunday, prelims are 8 a.m., 1500-meter freestyle distance events 3:15 p.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SOFLO has 29 swimmers (16 girls and 13 boys) qualified in 131 individual events (77 girls and 54 boys) and 10 relays.

Some of the top teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatics, St. Petersburg Swimming, Treasure Coast Swimming, Flood Aquatics, Sarasota Tsunami, Pine Crest Swimming, Eagle Aquatics and Gulliver Swim Club.

THURSDAY RESULTS
WOMEN TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Planet Swim Aquatics 125, 2. SOFLO 93, 3. Azura 77, 4. FAST 62, 5. Academy Aquatics 57, 6. Berkeley 48, 7. Golden Panther 38, 8. Pine Crest 36, 9. Hurricane Aquatics 35.5, 10. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 33.
MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura 145, 2. SOFLO 87.5, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 81, 4. Academy Aquatic 73.5, 5. Plantation Swim Team 49, 6. Planet Swim 43, 7. Metro Aquatics 41, 8. FAST 36, 9. Gulf Coast 31, 10. Eagle Aquatics 21.

WOMEN
800-meter freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, St. Andrew’s Swimming 8:51.08, 2. Riley Botting, PC 9:11.06, 3. Cadence Fort, GCST 9:11.44; SOFLO: 10. Izzy Wilson 9:25.16, 12. Mallory Schleicher 9:25.82.

50-meter butterfly: 1. Kelsie Campbell, GPA 28.73, 2. Mia Zahab, GPA 28.97, 3. Adrianna Cera, CANE 28.97; SOFLO: 25. Natalie Gembicki 30.19, 26. Molly Golding 30.24, 39. Sara Quintero 31.90.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Annie Wohlgemuth, PSA 31.04, 2. Alyssa Bozzuto, FAST 31.15, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 31.39; SOFLO: 21. Gabriella DeLuna 33.31, 29. Sara Quintero 34.29.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Alyssa Bozzuto, FAST 33.77, 2. Nicole Frank Rodriguez, Azura 33.80, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 33.87; SOFLO: 8. Ana Villamil 34.26, 11. Sophia Grubbs 34.55, 15. Molly Golding 35.01, 37. Mariann Catalasan 37.17, 48. Sally Golding 39.47.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Planet Swim Aquatics 8:41.49, 2. Azura 8:44.48, 3. SOFLO A 8:44.81 (Olivia Dinehart, Natalie Gembicki, Mallory Schleicher, Elena Dinehart).

MEN
800-meter freestyle: 1. Philip Moldovanu, WOW 8:26.75, 2. Dylan Felt, SFTL 8:29.21, 3. Cole Firile, SRQ 8:30.98; SOFLO: 13. Enrique Rodriguez 8:46.77, time drop 3.12

50-meter butterfly: 1. Mitchell Ledford, Treasure Coast 24.50, 2. Josiah Morales, PAQ 25.12, 3. Kaii Winkle, EA 25.18; SOFLO: 23. Alejandro Mateus 27.89.

50-meter backstroke: 1. Josh Zuchowski, FAST 27.09, 2. Lance Lesage, PC 27.63, 3. Steven Aimable, Azura 27.97; SOFLO: 6. Ricardo Roche 28.94, 8. Aldo Zepeda 29.04, 12. Alex Golding 29.80, 27. Nathaniel Garrick 32.42.

50-meter breaststroke: 1. Kito Campbell, Azura 28.65, 2. Julio Horrego, SOFLO 28.66, 3. Noah Sipowski, FAST 30.17; SOFLO: 11. Javier Colmenares 31.33, 13. Manuel Melendez 31.49.

800-meter freestyle relay: 1. Azura 7:46.43, 2. Academy Aquatic Club 7:49.81, 3. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 7:58.88, 5. SOFLO A 8:07.41 (Agustin Rodriguez, Ricardo Roche, Wisthon Rendon, Alex Golding).

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